Adult Fiction With Child Protagonist

This is for novels that were clearly written for an adult audience, yet the protagonist is a child.
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message 1: by Katrina (new)

Katrina Miller-Riesterer You've included some great books on this list. However, "The Diary of a Young Girl" is not fiction, and since it was not written specifically for any audience (it's a diary), it really doesn't meet your criteria of "...novels that were clearly written for an adult audience, yet the protagonist is a child."


message 2: by Booklovinglady (last edited Sep 13, 2016 01:01AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Once again, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is not fiction (and it is not a novel, as novels have fictional characters).... It has been removed from this list.

I fully agree with Katrina on this but unfortunately I've seen Anne Frank's diary mentioned as fiction so many times....


message 3: by Booklovinglady (last edited Sep 13, 2016 01:12AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @ Meaghan
What age did you have in mind when you said "....the protagonist is a child", as there are books on this list where the protagonist is no longer a child but definintely an adult, at least in the country where I come from.... :-) Maybe, if stretching it a bit, one could say of some they are young adults, but children...?

Great idea for a list by the way.


message 4: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Johnson Is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on this list?


message 5: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Aaron wrote: "Is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on this list?"

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